iwebquest.com Presents
Our Monthly Webquest Newsletter

(October 2000)

The teaching staff at iwebquest.com is excited to deliver to you our Monthly Webquest Newsletter.  Our Monthly Webquest Newsletter will deliver updates regarding our newest Webquest, great books and other resources that will make using these webquests with your class a breeze. You can also learn more about our renowned seminars and workshops, and lots of other educational goodies.

 

Here is what you will find in this Month’s Webquest Newsletter:

  1. Check Out Our Great New Webquest: Explorations (A Webquest to Inspire Good People Through the Exploration of Ancient Greek Mythology)

  2. Bring Our Seminars to The Teacher’s of Your District

  3. Great Children’s Books about Ancient Greece That Every Teacher Must Have

  4. Teacher Corner:  Topic of the Month

  5. Kid’s Contest  

 

  1.  iwebquest.com Presents our Great New Webquest:

Explorations
(
A Webquest to Inspire Good People Through 
the Exploration of Ancient Greek Mythology)

(http://www.iwebquest.com/greece/greece.htm)

 

    Here is a sample of what you will find:

I believe that the answer to our difficult question "what does it mean to be a good person?"  lies hidden in Ancient Greek myths.   The Ancient Greeks had a society where they were free to think for themselves, openly discuss their ideas, and express their opinions.  And they did think deeply about many questions and dilemmas that they were facing.  The greatest of the thinkers were called philosophers, which means "Lovers of Knowledge." 

The ideas of these philosophers were so respected that they influenced the thoughts and actions of many of the Ancient Greeks.   The Ancient Greeks took these ideas and blended them with fictional events to create the stories that we call myths.  Myths are action packed adventures of  heroes who must courageously overcome evil.  Many of these myths explain basic truths about life and nature including what it means to be a good person.

This sounds great! Take me to Explorations so I can get started!

 

2. You can Bring One of Our New Seminars to The Teacher’s of Your District.

 

Using the Internet to Enhance your Curriculum
(Creating A Hotlist Workshop)

(http://www.iwebquest.com/seminar/hotlist.htm)

A New Workshop from iwebquest.com

If you particpate in iwebquest.com's Using the Internet to Enhance your Curriculum (Creating A Hotlist Workshop)  you will create a Hotlist.  You will learn superior web searching strategies so that you can find the best sites on the Internet to integrate into your classroom curriculum.   Also, you will learn how to develop a simple but attractive web page to provide students easy access to the fantastic Internet Resources you have located.  This Hotlist web page will provide your student's with:

 

For more information: Click Here (http://www.iwebquest.com/seminar/hotlist.htm) or contact one of our teachers at iwebquest.com by dialing  (508) 429-0667 (X 1135)

 

 

3.  Children’s Books That Every Teacher Must Have

Great Greek Books

(http://www.iwebquest.com/greece/greekbooks.htm)

Elementary teachers and parents can locate great books for kids on the Ancient Greece.  Annotated bibliographies, links to Amazon.com, and easy access to local libraries make it a cinch to find children's literature on Ancient Greece.. Check Out our top ten choices or click here to see our complete annotated bibliography.  Let us know what you think.   Do you have online resources that be added to this list?

 

D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin.  D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths. Doubleday Books 1962;  Picture Yearling, 1992.  

Evans, Cheryl and Ann Millard.  Greek: Myths and Legends. E D C Publications, 1986.  .

James, John. How We Know About the Greeks (How We Know About Series).  Peter Bedrick Books, 1997.  

Loverance, Rowena and Tim Wood.  Ancient Greece (See Through History).  Viking, 1993.  

MacDonald, Fiona. How Would You Survive as an Ancient Greek? Franklin Watts, 1995.  

MacDonald, Fiona.  I Wonder Why the Greek Built Temples?   Kingfisher, 1997.  

Morley, Jacqueline. Greek Myths.  Peter Bedrick Books, 1997.  

Osborn, Mary Pope.  Favorite Greek Myths.  Scholastic Trade, 1991.  

Pearson, Anne.  What Do We Know about the Greeks?  Peter Bedrick, 1992.  

Russell, William.  Classic Myths to Read Aloud.  Crown, 1992.  

Schofield, Louise.  Ancient Greece.  The Nature Company Discoveries Library, 1997.  

Hart, Avery and Paul Mantell.  Ancient Greece: 40 Hands-on Activities to this Wondrous Age.  Williamson Publishing, 1999.

 

4.  Teacher Corner:  Topic of the Month

Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard we teachers try, we end up trapped in our own classroom creating our own lesson plans.  The Internet is revolutionizing teaching and brining us into the age of “We Is Smarter Than Me!”  The Teachers Corner: Topic of the Month utilizes the Internet to create an open forum where teachers can share their ideas and lesson plan on the topic of the month.  Would you like to submit your ideas to be considered for publication in iwebquest.com’s Webquest Newsletter for the upcoming month?  Please e-mail your ideas or lesson plans to support@iwebquest.com. with the words “Teacher’s Corner:  Topic of the Month” in the subject box.

 

November's’s Topic:

Responsible Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policies are widely used to ensure our children's safety  and productivety while they use the Internet.  Is this enough? The teaching staff at iwebquest.com suggest that Acceptable Use Policies are not enough!  

We propose that in order to make progress forward we must move together to create a Responsible Use Policy.  We must teach students proven Internet Safety Techniques, strategies to choose good websites, and tips and tricks to avoid the advertising that is everywhere on the Internet.

Send us your teacher proven ideas (support@iwebquest.com) so that together we can make a Responsible Use Policy that can ensure safe and productive use of the Internet by all our students.

 

5.  Kid’s Contest

Wow! Each month, thousands of students participate in the activities that are on our Webquests.  This month students will be throwing a Ancient Greece Myth Festival.  Send us your digital images from your activity to support@iwebquest.com to have your pictures posted in our Mt. Olympus Mythtelling Hall of Fame.  We will link to all of your images but we will use the rubrics that you can find on the Webquest to chose the top three student images.  These will be placed into a special winner’s circle. 

Teachers, parents, and students proceed to Explorations (A Webquest to Inspire Good People Through the Exploration of Ancient Greek Mythology) .

 


Please recommend iwebquest.com’s Webquest Newsletter to a friend!

 

Have a great Month. 
I look forward to speaking with you again at this same time next month.

Sincerely,

Matt Durant

Matt Durant, Director of iwebquest.com
mdurant16@iwebquest.com

 

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